Director Darren Aronofsky left the next Wolverine film starring Hugh Jackman just a short time ago but the actor speaks out to make sure everyone knows The Wolverine is still on.
Jackman spoke to Entertainment Weekly at CinemaCon in Las Vegas recently (on a different press junket) to clear things up. “The Wolverine remains very much alive — he’s staying on board, and the script by The Usual Suspects screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie is still in play,” reported EW.
“So now we’re out looking for a director,” said Jackman. “We were pretty much ready to go. The script is fantastic — the best we’ve ever had, which is why it attracted Darren in the first place. His personal situation precludes him from doing it now, and I feel for him. But now we need to find a director.”
That “personal situation” was the very specific shooting location. Even though fans were iffy about Wolverine: Origins, almost no one could say they weren’t looking forward to seeing Logan travel to Japan in this latest adventure.
“We’re not going to settle,” said Jackman of their predicament. “We’re going to find a director as good as Darren, if not better. Well, as good. Everyone is still pushing forward to getting it done.” Although the actor is getting impatient. He told EW he’s getting tired of his protein-powered, muscle-building diet for the role.
Where you look forward to Aronofsky directing this film? What do you think about the project now that he’s now longer involved?